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Allegra Alvarado and Friends will have an easily digestible discussion of non-fiction books, biographical films, documentaries, and news interviews centered around people of color and minorities that have been sidelined in our history education. Find all podcast episodes at www.CoreTempArts.com.

Allegra Alvarado and Friends will have an easily digestible discussion of non-fiction books, biographical films, documentaries, and news interviews centered around people of color and minorities that have been sidelined in our history education. Find all podcast episodes at www.CoreTempArts.com.
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Allegra Alvarado and Friends will have an easily digestible discussion of non-fiction books, biographical films, documentaries, and news interviews centered around people of color and minorities that have been sidelined in our history education. Find all podcast episodes at www.CoreTempArts.com.




Ep. 19 - James Wong Howe: It’s All About the Lighting - History of Color

Allegra and Mariano discuss racist laws and cinematography in the life of a minority artist. The experiences of a Chinese-American movie cinematographer. References history.com/topics/Chinese-exclusion-act Chinese Exclusion Act 1882 IEC.com Great Cinematographers James Wong Howe Independent.com James Wong Howe: The pioneering Hollywood cinematographer’s five most exquisitely lit films time.com Who Was James Wong Howe? Oscar-winning Cinematographer Honored [...]


Ep.18 - Larry Itliong: The Cesar Chavez before Cesar Chavez - History of Color

Allegra and Mariano discuss the real pioneer of the Farmworkers Grape strike and who brought Cesar Chavez into the limelight, unintentionally. References AsAmNews.com Inside Bay Area: first School in Country to be Named for Filipino American Friday, December 13, 2015 NBCNews.com Eclipsed by Cesar Chavez, Larry Itliong’s StoryNow Emerges Emil Guillermo September 8, 2015 NPR: [...]


Ep. 17 - Aretha Franklin Deserves R-E-S-P-E-C-T - History of Color

To celebrate the late great Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, Allegra and Karly got together to talk a little bit about Aretha’s life, dedication to civil rights, and of course her music. Our Top Aretha Songs 1971’s “Spanish Harlem” 1982’s “Jump To It” from the album: Aretha 1974’s “Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What [...]


Ep. 16 - The Dann Sisters: Treaty Schmeaty - History of Color

This month, Allegra and Mariano talk about the Dann Sisters and sprinkle in a little bit of why the History of Color podcast exists. Enjoy! References Associated Press Mary Dann, Activist for the Shoshone Tribe, Dies April 25, 2005 Nevada Magazine The Dann Sisters: Searching for Reciprocity for the Western Shoshone 2016 Dictionary of American History Indian [...]


Ep. 15 - Oscar Zeta Acosta vs Dr. Gonzo - History of Color

This month Allegra and Mariano focus on Oscar Zeta Acosta who was one of the more colorful activists during the Los Angeles’ Chicano movement of the late 60s early 70s. They give a review of the PBS special that re-enacts all the gathered information and interviews with this conflicted character. References PBS network: The Rise and Fall of [...]


Ep. 14 - Elmer S. Campbell - History of Color

Allegra and Mariano discuss the first Black Cartoonist published in circulation and how this genre is still not as populated by people of color. References aaregistry.org Elmer S. Campbell the first published Black cartoonist americanartarchives.com E. Simms Campbell blackthen.com Elmer Simms Campbell: First African American cartoonist to publish in general circulation biography.com E. Simms Campbell [...]


Ep. 13 - The Zoot Suit Riot - History of Color

Allegra and Mariano talk about the Zoot Suit Riot of the early 1940s. Servicemen in California attack the Mexican American youth in Los Angeles. References history.com Zoot Suit Riots encyclopedia.com Zoot Suit Riots 2004 San Diego Mexican and Chicano History Chapter 8: World War II and the Emerging Civil Rights struggle online [...]


Ep. 12 - Black Punk Rock - History of Color

This month Allegra and Mariano talk about their favorite art form, music.They discuss the history of African American punk rock artists and how they inspired not just a genre of music but many bands all over the world spanning decades. References Encyclopedia Britannica Punk Jon Savage March 2018 New York Public Library The Riot Grrrl Movement [...]


Ep. 11 - Harriet Tubman (Pt. 2): Cook, Conductor, Nurse, Spy - History of Color

This month, Allegra and Mariano get into Harriet Tubman and her other equally intriguing professions. This episode is the second installment of Ms. Tubman’s colorful history. It’s Black History Month, what better way to start it off with this American Hero. REFERENCES Nurse, Spy, Cook: Harriet Tubman Found Freedom Through Food April 2016 Harriet the [...]


Ep. 10 - History of Puerto Rico: The Colonized and Restless Pt. 2 - History of Color

Happy New Year All! Allegra starts the new year with sad facts about Puerto Rico. This second part loosely begins in the 30s and brings us up to the effects of hurricane Maria. The good news is that Allegra is now joined by Mariano (TV Ate My Brain), and will be indefinite. Contact Us: Facebook | Instagram | Email | Website | Twitter | Voicemail References [...]


Ep. 09 - Harriet Tubman: When Moses is a Girl - History of Color

This month Allegra and Mariano, talk about the force of nature that is Harriet Tubman. As the information began to flow, it was realized that Harriet deserves a two-part episode. Stay tuned in the new year, for part 2. References: Harriet Tubman’s Path to Freedom Harriet Tubman – nyhistory.net Harriet Tubman – history.com Harriet-Tubman.org Primary Documents [...]


Ep. 08 - History of Puerto Rico: The Colonized and Restless Pt. 1 - History of Color

Allegra is joined by Mariano (TV Ate My Brain) to discuss the first part of the rich and often tumultuous history of the island of Puerto Rico. Donate: Hurricane Maria Community Recovery Fund REFERENCES Puerto Rico, History Puerto Rico’s Complicated History with the United States www.topuertorico.com www.indiancountrymedianetwork.com Book: War Against All Puerto Ricans by Nelson [...]


Ep. 07 - Harlem Renaissance - History of Color

This month I’m joined by Tai. We discuss the women (and a couple men) of the Harlem Renaissance. Tai offers his scholarly knowledge of this era, which makes for a great discussion. References Biography.com Gwendolyn Bennett BlackPast.org Grimke, Angelina Weld (1880-1958) ThoughtCo.com Harlem Renaissance Women African American Women Dreaming in Color History.com [...]


Ep. 06 – Sylvia Rivera - History of Color

This episode I am joined by the fabulous Moji of TV Movie Mistress. Two Cis-gendered women of color talking about the life of Sylvia Rivera and her constant fight for transgender people of color’s rights. REFERENCES “Hell Hath No Fury Like A Drag Queen Scorned”: Sylvia Rivera’s Activism, Resistance, and Resilience 5 Reasons Sylvia Rivera Is One of [...]


Ep. 05 - Silent Parade Protest - History of Color

This episode goes into why the Silent Parade Protest happened and who organized it. It includes a YouTube clip: youth.be/hPdh46k7b38 which details the reasons for lynching in the United States. References: www.facinghistory.org Miami Herald online 7/28/17 A Silent Protest Parade in 1917 Set The Stage for Civil Rights Marches Essence.com 7/28/17 Five Things You Need [...]


Ep. 04 - Black Suffragists: African American Women and the Right to Vote - History of Color

Allegra talks about the forgotten part of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, the African-American Woman. This was a major jumping off point for the continued struggle for women’s rights. References: npr.org The Root: How Racism Tainted Women’s Suffrage wesleyan.edu Black Women & The Suffrage Movement 1848-1923 blackpast.org Cooper, Anna Julia (1858-1964) britannica.com Anna Julia Cooper American [...]


Ep. 03 - The Young Lords with Iris Morales - History of Color

Allegra has the pleasure of chatting with activist, author, and former The Young Lords member, Iris Morales. Important Links… Documentary – Palante, Siempre Palante! The Young Lords Book – Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords 1969-1976 Website – Palante Red Sugarcane Press, Inc.


Ep. 02 - Black Nurses' Organizations - History of Color

This episode, the surface is scratched on Black Nurses’ Organizations. Expect future podcasts diving into more individuals that contributed to this rewarding profession that is still very problematic.


Ep. 01 - Josephine Baker - History of Color

A brief yet interesting look into the amazing life of Josephine Baker. Allegra takes a look at the woman behind the spectacle. For More Info: mentalfloss.com encyclopedia.com thoughtco.com Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell AV Highlights Ship’s Reporter


Podcast Announcement - History of Color

We are happy to announce the next great Core Temp Arts podcast, HISTORY OF COLOR. The marvelous Allegra Alvarado, cohost of some of the best TV Ate My Brain tv coverage, brings you this passion project for lovers of history that are looking for more facts about minorities and people of color throughout American history and [...]